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President’s update:

Last weekend at our SNOM Conference, we celebrated our SNOY, Ellen Parker, our SNAY, Tara Cliff, our new NASN Fellows, Sue Nokleby and Cynthia Hiltz, our retirees, our past fellows and our newly certified nurses. The knowledge of our membership, professionalism and commitment to our students and learning communities is beautiful!

It has been a particularly busy start to the school year for your SNOM Board and committees. Our New Licensed School Nurse Orientation and our Fall Conference are both visible in the rear view mirror. We have revised and approved our Bylaws to align better with NASN, while maintaining differences that make sense to Minnesota membership. Our strategic plan guides our future projects and agency collaboration, through evidence based practice aligning with the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice. Thank you for your participation in the process and for all of your feedback. We are here to support you, striving to be our best for you.

With the Bylaw changes, we have a newly established Associate Member Category. This category allows RNs to become SNOM members with access to resources, as a valuable member of the school health team. We cleaned up language surrounding committees to more accurately reflect our ongoing work, while leaving the opportunity open for short-term committees and task forces.

Thank you to our excellent program planners, speakers and vendors for a well-attended, organized and informative Conference. In addition to the great structured content, we learn so much from the experiences of each other.

Stay tuned for updates to our website. Please reach out to your SNOM Board with questions, concerns and volunteer opportunities!

Gratefully yours,

Deb